Welsh Health Survey

Welsh Health Survey: Analysis of the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Adults

The latest National Statistics on the mental health and wellbeing of adults produced by the Welsh Government were released on 7 July 2011 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority. These are based on data from the Welsh Health Survey for 2009, with some additional analysis from the 6 year period 2003/04-2009.

The key points from the latest release are:

  • Mental health and wellbeing is generally better amongst males, and amongst those aged 65-74; it is poorest amongst people aged 45-54.
  • Mental health and wellbeing is generally better for people who lead healthier lifestyles, although the pattern for alcohol consumption is more complex.
  • In general, adults who suffer from an illness or who use health services have poorer mental health and wellbeing.
  • Mental health and wellbeing decreases with deprivation, and is poorest amongst those living in the most deprived areas or living in households headed by someone in a routine and manual occupation or who has never worked/long term unemployed.
  • Mental health and wellbeing scores have remained fairly constant since 2003/04.

Addictions UK – has great concerns that people with addiction problems and mental health issues fund it hard to be treated within the community. Many providers fail to understand the importance of addictions treatment being offered alongside other interventions.

Addictions UK is a Social Enterprise promoting Home-based Addictions Treatment including medical Detox and on-going Relapse Prevention in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. For further information on Addictions UK contact us or telephone 0800 140 4044

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